Poor families in Binh Thuy district given preferential loans for production (Photo: laodongxahoi.net)

To achieve the goals, the city has directed departments, agencies, unions and localities to synchronously implement policies and projects to support the poor in the fields of health, education, and housing, as well as offering preferential credit, agricultural extension, vocational training, job creation, labor export, and expansion of effective livelihood models.

The city has also requested them to allocate free health insurance cards for 3,090 poor and ethnic minority people in disadvantaged areas, people living in extremely difficult areas and 34,729 people living in near the poverty line; fully implementing policies to support education for poor pupils and students; giving housing support to 500 families; and giving electricity for 831 poor households and more than 1,046 social policy households.

Along with that, the project on giving vocational training to the poor, near poor, and ethnic minorities is linked to job creation programs; and the agricultural production promotion program is combined with training and transfer of science and technology to poor and near poor households. Meanwhile, the city has implemented specific policies to support socio-economic development where there is a large number of ethnic minorities; and expand effective models on sustainable poverty reduction.

By the end of 2020, Can Tho has lowered the poverty rate to 0.29%. Currently, the city has 1,036 poor households with 3,090 people and more than 9,000 near-poor households with 34,729 people./.

Compiled by BTA